#LessonsLearned: A Guest Post from Shawn and Missy

Editors note:  This is a guest post from Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, co-founders of the Affiliate Summit event which twice-annually brings together 5,000+ in the industry.  They are also probably the only two people in the industry who enjoy Madonna-like “First name only” status… to learn more about Affiliate Summit visit http://www.AffiliateSummit.com – Enjoy! […]

#LessonsLearned: A Guest Post from Tricia Meyer

Editors note:  The following is a guest post from Tricia Meyer, longtime Affiliate and friend of ShareASale, she shares extremely valuable lessons from years of experience in the industry!  Check out more from Tricia at http://www.tricia.me/     As marketers we are always looking to build long-term value while also leveraging on-the-spot opportunities. Sometimes our […]

Lessons Learned from Starting and Selling an Affiliate Marketing Technology and Services Company

Editors note: The following is a guest post from Todd Farmer, one of the legends in the Affiliate Marketing Industry Todd shares with us his lessons learned founding, running, and selling businesses. Enjoy! non prescription viagra Back in 1996, I started my first Internet Marketing Technology and Services company, “Kowabunga! Technologies”. We started our business […]

#Lessons Learned: A Guest Post from the Harvard Homemaker

Editors note:  The following is a guest post from the HarvardHomemaker, one of the many bloggers and affiliates on the ShareASale Network.   For more information, and to read more from the HarvardHomemaker – make sure to visit her website at http://www.harvardhomemaker.com/   Enjoy! When I first started blogging last October, I literally knew nothing […]

Lessons from a Failed Startup

Prior to joining ShareASale in 2010, I worked at a start-up called UWantSavings.com. It was an incredible learning experience, not to mention fun and challenging. Unfortunately, this little four person start-up only survived for about two years. So as it is the month of #LessonsLearned, I have put together the top five lessons I learned […]

Lessons on Learning ShareASale

One of the common points of concern from ShareASale clients is that they are afraid that they are missing something or are not learning things quickly.  As someone who has been around for 3 years, I continually learn new ways to utilize a report or tool.  I can honestly tell you that you are right […]

Lessons Learned w/ Coupon and Deal sites

That is one of the most common questions Merchants ask themselves when it comes to having an Affiliate Program. What type of value will it provide our program? What type of coupon/deal/promotions should we allow?  Are there any ‘quality’ coupon sites out there that will drive incremental revenue?  How can I avoid sites advertising promotions […]

Lessons Learned Working w/ Search Affiliates

Lessons on working w/ SEM affiliates Search Engine Marketing (SEM) by affiliate is a marketing effort where affiliates purchase keywords and direct traffic to a merchant website through a search engine.  SEM affiliates can be a strong value-add to a merchant’s program, even where a merchant has developed search engine presence, if properly managed.  Below […]

Lessons Learned: Content Is King

The Affiliate Marketing Industry is in a constant state of change.  People would laugh in my face if I claimed to know all there is to know! One thing that hasn’t changed is power of content writers.  I know its cliche to say, however, I have learned that… Why? I am fairly new to the […]